BritBox UK reveals first drama slate, with Ridley Scott & Irvine Welsh series

UK streamer BritBox has revealed its first drama slate with the first TV project from Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh and a series from Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free. Five-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die is being produced by New Regency Television and Scott Free, with Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Billy […]

Buccaneer grabs rights to The Doll Factory

Buccaneer Media has acquired to the TV rights the novel The Doll Factory, written by Scottish author Elizabeth Macneal. The Victorian-era mystery attracted a frenzy of interest from publishers, with Pan Macmillan/Picador eventually acquiring the UK rights earlier this year, beating off competition from 13 other publishers. Set in London 1850, The Doll Factory tells the story […]

Robot Overlords movie spawns TV spin-off

UK indie sci-fi movie Robot Overlords is getting a TV adaptation, with Cineflix-backed indie Buccaneer making the small-screen version. The movie starred Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson and was released theatrically in the UK earlier this year. It follows a group of survivors battling against alien robots who have overtaken the earth. UK prodco Bucaneer, […]